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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Killington Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Wheelerville Rd. was in good shape. No driving issues. The parking lot was plowed well, with room for several cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All major crossings were crossed via footbridges. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues of note. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Use caution if bringing a dog to the summit- the upper 0.1 mile of the Killington Spur is very steep and rough, and can be very tricky to ascend if it's icy. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The first couple miles of the Bucklin Trail were well packed and tracked; light traction would work here. Part way up the steeper section, the trail wasn't packed as well, but either light traction or snowshoes would work. Once past Cooper Lodge, the lower part of Killington Spur was heavily drifted and not consolidated well. Snowshoes would work very well here, but they would only be needed for about 500 feet before one would have to take them off and put crampons on. Your call on whether or not to bring or wear them. The last 0.1 mile was very steep, rough, and icy, so either traction or light traction with some poles/fancy hand and foot work would be ideal.

The weather for this hike was absolutely beautiful, and the views were to die for. Best view I've gotten from Killington in the now four times I've hiked it. I'll be back again soon...  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-03 
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